IEMA Pathways to Net Zero

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The IEMA Pathways to Net Zero course provides clear and consistent guidance on best practice on transitioning to Net Zero. Climate change and nature collapse are existential crises. Ignoring them will not make them go away. This comprehensive course ... Read More

The IEMA Pathways to Net Zero course provides clear and consistent guidance on best practice on transitioning to Net Zero.

Climate change and nature collapse are existential crises. Ignoring them will not make them go away. This comprehensive course aims to provide important information for sustainability and environmental leaders with a strategic and operational overview of decarbonisation and climate action as it affects their specific industry and work activities. The course seeks to enable participants to play their part in meeting the “rapidly closing window to secure a liveable future”.

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What's covered?

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On completion of this course, a learner will be able to:

  • Appreciate the underlying climate science driving the net zero agenda
  • Understand the main international and Irish policy context and drivers for responding to the climate crisis
  • Explain the business and environmental benefits of low carbon goods and services
  • Learn how to establish a greenhouse gas inventory across all three GHG emission scopes
  • Understand the main principles of greenhouse gas accounting (including using activity data and emission factors)
  • Understand what carbon neutral means and its application for organisations, products and services
  • Learn how to establish science-based targets (methodologies) and a net zero strategy (near- and long-term targets)
  • Implement a decarbonisation plan with suitable targets and milestones to deliver on a science-based target and/or net zero objective
  • Explain how to reduce greenhouse emissions which organisations influence but do not control directly (Scope 3)
  • Learn how to communicate externally about responses to the climate crisis, net zero and making robust green claims

Who should participate?

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This course is aimed at persons who might be:

  • responsible for developing a net zero approach (or other carbon reduction strategy) for their organisation
  • supporting an existing net zero strategy
  • an environmental/sustainability specialist with net zero as a new responsibility
  • responsible for communicating or helping to communicate an organisation’s net zero approach
  • responsible for decarbonising a particular part of an organisation, e.g., supply chain, business travel, estates, etc.

What will I learn?

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There are 8 learning outcomes from this course;

  1. Why net zero?
  2. Responding to net zero
  3. Greenhouse gas accounting: a primer
  4. Carbon neutrality
  5. Net zero methodologies
  6. Developing a decarbonisation plan
  7. Net zero across the value chain
  8. Communicating net zero

Who are the tutors?

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How will I be assessed?

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This course is IEMA certified.  Certificates are provided by IEMA to learners who have successfully completed the course assessment.

The assessment consists of an online 20-question multiple-choice test.   The test is completed through the IEMA assessment portal and candidates are sent a link upon registration to the assessment.  Assessments must be completed within a prescribed timeframe.   Learners must achieve 70% to pass the course.

How do we train and support you?

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In-House Courses
For In-House courses, the tutor will contact the course organiser in advance to discuss the programme in more detail in order to tailor it specifically to the organisation.

Course Manual
Learners will receive IEMA course notes.

Professional body membership

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IEMA is the membership body for more than 15,000 environment and sustainability professionals worldwide.   IEMA support individuals and organisations in setting and achieving globally recognised standards for sustainable practice, in turn driving the development and uptake of sustainability skills.  IEMA add value for their members by providing the knowledge, connections and recognition necessary to lead change within organisations at all levels.  IEMA are independent, international and apply the combined expertise of their members to provide evidence and influence decision-making, working towards a vision of transforming the world to sustainability. IEMA is committed to global sustainability, for everyone working, studying or interested in environment and sustainability.

More Information on IEMA is available at https://www.iema.net/

How can you progress?

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The IEMA Pathways to Net Zero course provides a viable progression to the 5-day IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management

The drive towards sustainability has opened up new professional avenues across all sectors and IEMA’s Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management course is the perfect way to show that you have the knowledge and skills to begin your career in sustainability. This course leads directly to IEMA Associate Membership.

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Course Code
S004
Duration
2 training days
Public Price
Virtual Training: £445

+ €25 IEMA course certification fee

Delivery Mode
This programme is delivered by Classroom, Virtual Training, or In-Company training
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IEMA Pathways to Net Zero

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  • 22 - 23 Apr 2024
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IEMA Pathways to Net Zero

Duration: 2 days
Virtual Training: £445
+ £25 (certification fees)
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  • 22 - 23 Apr 2024
    Delivery: Virtual Training
    Location: Virtual
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